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First-Past-the-Post means that many constituencies are foregone conclusions, so how much power do voters really have?

Cullinane, Carl (2015) First-Past-the-Post means that many constituencies are foregone conclusions, so how much power do voters really have? Democratic Audit Blog (06 May 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Of the many indicators of various kinds hosted on the constituency pages of the Democratic Dashboard , none gets such a reaction as the Voter Power Index. In this article, Carl Cullinane explains how, because of the UK’s First Past The Post electoral system, some voters come to wield far more influence than others. Not only is this unfair, but the inequity that comes about because of the division between safe seats and marginal seats also has a corrosive effect on democracy, he argues.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 16:08
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 03:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62542

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